Hyperrealism and permanent makeup

Observation is the most powerful tool we have to hide imperfections and the bad outcomes of a disease. When looking at people, we usually focus on a few details: eyes, hands, lips, dimples.

That is what dermopigmentation specialists do. When observing an eyebrow, for example, we try to understand what is the hair arrangement, the number of hairs or its original shape.

Looking at men’s eyebrows, the first thing to notice is that hair arrangement is completely different, as well as the shape, structure, colour and hair direction. Dermopigmentation specialists are good observers. They know how to focus on details and find differences.

Hyperrealism is an artistic movement born in America in the '60s which promoted a faithful reproduction of reality on canvas through the use of pictures. So, it was not about being creative. Artists just had to create a perfect copy of reality.

Many techniques were used to reach higher levels of hyperrealism. For example, in the ‘80s, artists used a handkerchief with a small hole to be placed on a picture to focus on small details and faithfully reproduce them. The sum of all these small details reproduced was the perfect copy of reality.

So, attention to detail is everything.

Dermopigmentation, which is based on observation and attention to detail,  is a discipline that gives a great sense of satisfaction, both to the operator who performs these treatments and to the customer who receive them.

Over the years, each dermopigmentation specialist has developed his own protocol, a sort of user manual to which they refer, based on the expertise and knowledge gained with training courses.

Today, moving from theory to practice is increasingly difficult, since we come into contact with new cultures and new habits, sometimes very far from our own, and not having reference models is quite confusing. We need to be flexible and create our own reference models to be adjusted based on our needs.

Keeping up with the times, therefore, is crucial to get satisfying results. This, of course, does not mean overlooking the past, history or our traditions, but reinterpreting them to be innovative and traditional at the same time.

Just remember these four basic ideas to create your own method: optical illusion, habits, term of comparison and volumes and levels.